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. today syria, according to the u.s. and nato, attacked turkey, which is, of course, a nato ally and a strong u.s. ally across the border, with mortar fire killing reportedly five civilians in a residential area near the border. turkey then retaliated. tonight there was an emergency meeting in brussels. the nato ministers condemning syria for this attack. and also the president, the white house issued a statement from the national security council. hillary clinton spoke to the turkish foreign minister and said the u.s. will support turkey in this. all are condemning syria and holding syria to account. this as also more trouble for the administration with benghazi. the hill is now asking for answers. they want a hearing next week. hillary clinton said today that no one wants to know more than she and the president what happened in benghazi, but we've confirmed that the fbi has not been able to get on the ground because of continuing security concerns, and at this point, more documents, secret and sensitive documents like this one, are still at large in that site being secured only
of speeding up the withdrawal date and getting our people out of there? >> it's interesting the head of nato in brussels today rasmussen essentially hinted as much with an interview with the guardian newspaper. general john allen the top u.s. commander in afghanistan expressed his frustration. >> i am mad as hell about it to be honest with you. we're going to get after this. it reverberates everywhere across the united states. we're willing to sacrifice a lot for this campaign. but we're not willing to be murdered for it. >> allen is the first top level general to, excuse me, rasmussen is the top person to, at this point in nato to suggest any sort of change in the withdrawal deadline general allen from used at the inability to stop these kind of insider attacks, shepard. >> shepard: jennifer griffin at the pentagon. thanks so much. meantime journalists in afghanistan are celebrating a small victory for freedom of the press. the afghan government has agreed to drop some of its proposed new restrictions on reporters there among the changes, getting rid of a special court for accusations of me
police and nato troops got out of their vehicles at a market in eastern afghanistan yesterday. in all, 14 people died in the bombing. >>> eight american airlines jets have been grounded so inspectors can check out potential problems with passenger seats and their cabins. two american flights in three days were forced to land prematurely because seats came loose in mid flight. the first incident happened saturday when a 757 from boston to miami had to make an emergency landing when a row of seats came loose from the floor. >> we've got an unusual one for you. during climb out, passenger seats row 12 b, e, and f came loose out of the floor. passengers are unable to sit in that seat. we're thinking about going to kennedy to get the floor seats reattached to the aircraft. over. >> okay, that sounds like a good idea to me. >> it happened again monday. again, an american 757, and again, the flight was bound for miami, this time from new york. the plane had to return to jfk. the federal aviation administration says both planes recently underwent maintenance work that required seats be removed an
afghanistan overnight. nato says three of its troops have been killeden a bombing. the interpreter also died. this comes after an american service member was killed over the weekend in a fire fight with afghan troops. abc's mohamed lila reports. >> reporter: some are describing this as a fire fight between american troops and the afghan soldiers they were working alongside. for reasons that aren't yet clear it appears there was some sort of confrontation at one of the many check points that american troops are often stationed at. there was an exchange of gunfire. at first the coalition called it an "insider attack" at the hand of afghan forces. later they said, the taliban might have been involved. now whatever the reason, the 2,000th american killed in afghanistan is a grim milestone. this comes just as we are days away from the 11-year anniversary of combat in afghanistan. and there is another number to kid. 68,000 american troops are now in afghanistan and increasingly under threat not just from their enemies, but also their so-called allies. m >>> the family of a california woman is hopi
, including three nato service members and four afghan police. the taliban claimed responsibility. in addition to those suicide attacks, there has been a surge in attacks by afghans turning their weapons on the americans who have been training them, and working with them. some americans are going into the war zone, even now, even with those rising risks. tonight, a story of an entire family deploying. >> reporter: dinnertime means family time at the skillman household. from who's chopping to who's stirring. to who is sitting around the table and who soon won't. how hard is this for your family? >> not real sure. i don't really think about it. >> reporter: a grandfather to three girls, his other title is master sergeant dan skillman, u.s. army reserves. he deploys to afghanistan in just weeks with his wife, master sergeant lola skillman and their oldest son, james, a sergeant. husband, wife and son will be gone nine months as reserve support at kandahar. despite the 29 years that lola has served, this will be her first time deployed to a war zone. are you scared at all? >> yes. some people say
's been another so-called insider attack in eastern afghanistan. nato says a u.s. soldier and an american civilian were killed yesterday in an attack by a member of the afghan security forces. syrian rebels yesterday launched another offensive to reclaim that nation's largest city aleppo. among the casualties one of syria's historic treasures, aleppo's medieval marketplace went up in flames. they say everything is bigger in texas. fortunately that does not apply to earthquakes. the 3.4 magnitude tremor rattled the dallas/fort worth area overnight. so far there are no reports of injuries or serious damage. this weekend's shutdown of a stretch of one of the nation's busiest freeways has led to some traffic slowdowns but carmageddon 2 is not. interstate 405 in los angeles should be open in time for tomorrow morning's rush hour. president obama and his republican challenger mitt romney are spending the weekend preparing for the first presidential debate. the candidates face off in denver wednesday night. some 60 million of us are expected to watch the debate on television. there is a new entr
't have to be anymore in large numbers. >> the reason for nato invasion was terrorism . terrorism has not gone away. it has increased. >> steve: that is not helpful for the president and his men. look what he's doing with foreign policy. >> gretchen: yesterday. paul ryan from wisconsin was asked about president obama's foreign policy and this is what he had to say. >> they are sponse was slow and confused and inconsistent and part of a bigger picture of the fact that the obama foreign policy is unraveling before our eyes . >> steve: what is happening right now in the middle east is the ugly fruits of the bum pumforeign policy. 20,000 killed and iran on the brink of having a atom bomb and russia thumb their nose . >> eric: the interview last night with karzai. terrorist attacks have increased maybe because of a preplanned exit the attitude he had. he's mad at the u.s. . we have lost 2000 lives. a trillion dollars, and they are mad. seriously? and then insider atax've -- attacks and the and al-qaida are working together to infiltrate the afghany police to attack us inside. >> gretchen:
nato afghan patrol. lisa sylvester is monitoring that and other top stories in "the situation room." what happened? >> it's another reminder of the dangers in afghanistan. taliban insurgents claimed responsibility for today's attack in eastern afghanistan. the afghan interior ministry says 14 people, including three nato service members, their interpreter and four afghan police were killed when the bomber blew up a motorbike packed with explosives. 57 people were wounded. >>> honda is recalling nearly 16,000 of its popular accord vehicles. a faulty power steering hose can leak triggering a fire. it's models 2003 through 2007. 53 honda accord tls were recalled earlier this year. >>> indianapolis colts head coach chuck pagano has been diagnosed with leukemia. the coach's doctor says it is a highly treatable form of leukem leukemia. and the colts' offensive coordinator will take over the team while pagano undergoes treatment. >> wish him a speedy recovery. >>> barack obama and mitt romney are rehearsing for their first presidential debate. you're about to hear what may be some of the
louder. fueled in part by the deaths, murders of nato troops by afghans they are training, so-called green on blue attacks have claimed nearly 50 lives thus far this year. and the killings, they're taking a toll on the troops in the field. here is what nato's secretary-general told britain's guardian newspaper just this week. quoting here, quote, there is no doubt insider attacks have undermined trust and confidence, absolutely. the secretary-general told the guardian nato's withdraw could come sooner than expected and those attacks have also frustrated, angered those who lead the troops. just this past sunday general john alan, the isaf commander, voiced his frustration on "60 minute minutes". >> i'm mad as hell about them. we're going get after this. it reverberates everywhere, across the united states. we're willing to sacrifice a lot for this campaign, but we're not willing to be murdered for it. >> with the headline that one in the guardian, proclaiming the withdraw could be sped up and with general alan saying, mad as hell about the attacks, i can't help but remember the
, this as nato commander's try to find a new way to boost stability in the region as forces begin to head home. national security correspondent jennifer griffin has the details from the pentagon. how seriously did the u.s. military take these peace talks with the taliban. >> not very. this was essentially a state-department-led idea from with some backing from the white house and the president's national security advisers over at the white house when richard holbrooke was still alive as ambassador and envoy to pakistan he backed the idea because many military commander's believed you could not shoot yourself out of this war, out of the war in afghanistan. the pentagon also never believed that they could negotiate he with elements loyal to mullah omar or the a cane the aquani network. the pentago taliban doesn't specialize in talking but in shooting. they were willing to give it a chance but they didn't really believe, many of the generals i've spoken to that it would get off the ground. gregg: what are officials saying about where the talks are heading in. >> what weiree hearing is that the re
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